Richard Stim


Attorney Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

Articles By Richard Stim

Trademark Class 33: Wines and Spirits
Trademark Class 33 includes alcoholic beverages except for beers.
Trademark Class 30: Staple Foods
Trademark Class 30 includes coffee, tea, cocoa, artificial coffee, rice, tapioca, flour, bread, pastries, ices, sugar, honey, treacle, yeast, baking powder, salt, mustard, vinegar, sauces (condiments), and spices.
Trademark Class 28: Toys and Sporting Goods
Trademark Class 28 includes games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles, decorations for Christmas trees, as well as amusement, gaming, and fishing apparatus.
Trademark Class 25: Clothing
Trademark Class 25 includes clothing, footwear, and headgear.
Ten Legal Tips for Songwriters: Credits, Copyrights, and Coauthors
Songwriters are often ill-prepared to handle the many business and legal issues that arise in their work. These issues can be critical for a musician's success.
How To File A Provisional Patent Application
A provisional patent application can be used by a patent applicant to secure a filing date while avoiding some of the costs and formalities associated with the filing and prosecution of a non-provisional patent application.
What is Trade Dress?
Trade dress consists of all the various elements that are used to promote a product or service.
Fair Use: The Four Factors Courts Consider in a Copyright Infringement Case
How is fair use determined? A court typically weighs four factors to make its decision.
How Do I Stop or Sue a Trademark Infringer?
How can you stop a competing business from using a trademark similar to yours?
Who Owns and Holds the Rights to a Copyright
The creator of a copyrighted work does not always own the copyright to that work. In some cases, an assignment or transfer can "give" other persons or entities ownership of the copyright.